β Leonis

Beta Leonis is Denebola, "The Lion's Tail".

The second-brightest star in Leo at 2.14 visual magnitude, it's 36 light years away.

Denebola is 25 east of Regulus, and slightly north. It's easily found with the naked eye: Denebola.

Denebola is quite young as stars go, not yet 400 million years old. It has a number of optical companions, all quite faint.

Move one binocular field north to find 93 Leonis, a yellow giant with a wide companion: 4.6, 9.0; 355, 74.6".

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